Cotuit Library is an historic public library providing resources, both physical and digital, with services and programs for the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow.


Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, 
And here on earth come emulating flies, 
That though they never equal stars in size, 
(And they were never really stars at heart) 
Achieve at times a very star-like start. 
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.
-Robert Frost, Fireflies in the Garden
Hotarugari, Firefly Catching, by Mizuno Toshikata. Ukiyoe, Japanese woodblock print, 1891. Catching Fireflies: Women of the Tenmei Era [1781-89] (Hotaru-gari, Tenmei koro fujin), from the series Thirty-six Elegant Selections (Sanjûroku kasen)
Hotarugari, Firefly Catching, by Mizuno Toshikata.


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